Vacation Vocabulary For the New Millennium – What’s in a Name

November 24th, 2022 by admin No comments »

Everyone is familiar with the word Stay-cation, invented to describe staying home instead of traveling during vacation time from work. It’s all about mowing the lawn, feeding the cat, watching TV, ordering pizza…yawn…are we bored yet?

The genius who created this little hybrid word started a trend; one that is almost out of control today. New names are popping up like mushrooms for all kinds of specialized vacations. Allow me to bring you up to date.

For a male who occasionally gets the urge to bond with guy friends, a Man-cation might be just the ticket. Fueled by testosterone, this is a vacation with hair on it. It could be about golf, sport fishing, camping, some friendly wagering, good natured ribbing, a few pranks and other activities common to all-male gatherings.

Conversely, the ladies might be in the market for an all female getaway…a Fem-cation, if you will. These are probably estrogen driven outings of some kind…I wouldn’t know for sure….some things are still a total mystery to those of us burdened with the Y- chromosome.

How about a Nude-cation – a trip for the uninhibited, those who just can’t wait to take it all off…leaving their swim suits and modesty at home. Unfortunately, this too often includes people who just don’t look very good naked anymore. One thing is for certain; however, nude-cations are a bonanza for sun block vendors and mosquitoes.

A Space-cation – Just visualize the fun and excitement…the count down…blast off…weightlessness…vertigo…nausea…little globules of vomit floating around the command module. Seriously, this could be something as simple as a space camp for kids; or, for adults, an official NASA sponsored astronaut training down at the Cape in Florida.

Tips on Saving Money on Travel Airfare – The College Student’s Guide on How to Fly Cheapest

April 13th, 2022 by admin No comments »

If you have always dreamed of visiting a sunny, exotic locale in the near future, but just seem to never be able to scrape together the amount of money needed for the travel air fare, there are tips that allow you to fly cheapest in style while saving money that could be better spent on those fruity, umbrella drinks once you get there. Being a college student is hard, between the cost of tuition, book and food, there is never enough money left over to do anything fun. Follow these tips and you will still be able to have fun while saving money at the same time.

First, do not limit yourself to traveling on the busiest day. Traveling on holidays and any other high traffic day runs you the risk of having to pay a premium for your travel air fare. Even if all your friends plan on traveling on one day, shop around and see if you can get a better deal by leaving either a day earlier or a day later. Shifting your travel date by a day can save you hundreds, leaving you with more money in your pocket for other activities once you get there.

Second, do your research. Companies tend to like to prey on a college student by claiming to offer the best fly deal figuring that their “target” will not know any better. Avoid wasting your money on a deal that sounds too good to be true by doing your own research. If someone is offering you or your friends a really great deal, let your fingers do the walking and check it out online. Either it will truly be the deal of the century, or you will quickly find that the deal truly is too good to be true which will arm you with the needed information to save your money and move on to find the best deal that allows you to fly cheapest.

Lastly, make it known that you are a student. Many sites will provide added discounts to those who register with an [email protected] email address. Verification of student status is required before discounts will be offered.

Those are the key tips to saving money on your airfare. Take the time to do your own research and soon you will be relaxing on the beaches of your sunny locale, with enough money leftover to enjoy all the fun and excitement that the locale has to offer.

Business Success Using Marketing Research

March 29th, 2022 by admin No comments »

Launching your product? Want to know what the market is all about now? What does the data say about the current market status? Is it a good time for your product to be launched? Will the audiences perceive your product? How different it is from other products? These questions might arise in your mind always. For that there is a solution which is called Market Research.

What is Market Research?

It is the process of assessing the market for the launch of new products with conducting a thorough research directly with the consumer. This lets the company to identify its target market and gather statistics and data from the opinions gathered from consumers regarding the product. Market Research are mostly done by the companies itself or through third parties who are experienced in the market research field. A lot of marketing strategies can be used for market research such as surveys, product testing and directly approaching the consumer groups for their opinions regarding the product.

Now the question is What is the need for Market Research?

The purpose of doing market research is to assess the market related to the product or service to gather results how the consumers will react to the product. The companies may try to find out what the consumer likes and what not and where does their product stand between these and how to make it better so that the consumer perceives it. They can remodel the product according to that and bring about changes to the actual product so that it fares successfully in the market after its launch.

How is market research done?

Market Research requires a lot of strategies and plans to be implemented to bring out fair amount of results for the company. The companies develops variety of steps with proper planning. It gathers information regarding the market and the company must analyze the data that has been collected to look after the relevant data that can be used later on to bring modifications to the product.

What is the use of Market Research results?

The company which is planning to launch its new product must conduct the market research to find out consumers views and also data regarding the product. These data helps the companies bring changes to the new products. If the company thinks that any alterations is required to bring to the product which may result in bringing success to the product right before or after the launch. To catch the consumers eyes the companies use this data and statistics to make sure the product is worth showing interest for and the consumers will be in benefit.